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Community Health Paramedic (CMED)

Job Posted 11/13/2023
City of Colorado Springs
Fire Department
Colorado Springs, CO
United States
Category Healthcare
Experience Required
Government / Civil Service
Application Closing Date
$57,086.65 to $68,531.40 Per Year
Job Description

Community Medicine Units (CMED) respond to calls in the City of Colorado Springs 911 system. Come be a part of our nationally awarded tiered response system, on the front lines, serving the citizens of Colorado Springs.

CMED Paramedic

The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) is hiring two paramedics to staff community medicine units. In this position, you will provide medical assistance to support CSFD's tiered response model. You will be providing basic medical care and/or advanced life support. Necessary job duties include medical evaluation, treatment, and stabilization of the physically and mentally ill, or injured. Come be a part of the ever-changing face of community healthcare. This is a dynamic and exciting part of emergency response.

Paramedics staffing these units will be required to work schedules meeting program needs.

Essential Job Functions - the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:
  • Evaluate pending 911 calls for appropriate response
  • Respond to calls and facilitate the best service for our citizens
  • Evaluate and advocate for appropriate patient navigation
  • Conduct patient education
  • Assist police/fire units and community agencies
  • Operate lightweight, non-emergent vehicles in all weather conditions
  • Administer patient care consistent with department physician guidelines
  • Document patient care reports using the ESO system
We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

Knowledge of:
  • Organizational objectives, procedures, policies, and regulations
  • Utilization of technology to perform job duties
  • Patient care reporting and basic medical terminology
Ability to:
  • Critical thinking and problem solve
  • Prioritize tasks
  • Do math computations
  • Conduct and document thorough patient assessments and treatment in accordance with department policies and medical director expectations.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and customer service
  • Make decisions within the scope of assigned authority
  • Communicate clearly
  • Maintain confidentiality
Successful candidates will have
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of full-time Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) experience
  • Possess, or obtain upon hire and maintain, a valid, non-probationary Colorado driver's license not subject to restriction related to alcohol and/or drug violations or pending charges
  • Possess current ACLS (or CO state approved equivalent), CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and State of Colorado or National Registry EMT-P certifications
Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.
Ideal candidates will also have
  • Prior experience in the El Paso County 911 system
  • Possess working knowledge of current El Paso County physician advisor guidelines
  • Prior experience with community health medicine
Additional Information

This position is eligible for Public Employee’s Retirement Association (PERA) benefits.

Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally, 25 pounds frequently, and 10 pounds constantly.

The City of Colorado Springs offers additional compensation depending on the position, area of assignment, and specific job assignments, including shift differential, pay differential, acting or lead, special assignment, hazard pay, longevity, cell phone allowance, uniform allowance, relocation, awards, standby, call out, compensatory time off, tuition, overtime, extra duty, incentive, holiday premium, proficiency, and vacation sell back.

NOTE: This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Computer, printer, copier, telephone, standard office technology, EKG, autoclave, thermometer, scale, glucometer, spirometer, audiometer, I-Stat (mobile lab), and ultrasound.

Specialized Computer Equipment and Software: Microsoft Office and Electronic Health Records software.

Environmental Conditions
Primary Work Environment - Field environment with travel from site-to-site
Extreme Temperature - Exposure to inclement weather
Wetness and Humidity - Seasonally Respiratory Hazards - Never
Noise and Vibrations - Never
Physical Hazards - Several times per month
Mechanical and/or Electrical Hazards - Rarely
Exposure to Communicable Diseases - Frequently

The City does not sponsor applicants for work visas. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the United States.

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